The ninjas pushed our knowledge of the original pen tool and shapes tool to another level. We learned how to use the align tool and grouping. i also learned how to use the different stoke configurations and appearance tab to create a cohesive set of ninjas that look the same but in a much more efficient way. I learned how to use the rotate tool and star tool to create other shapes as well. The different poses of the ninjas were created by merging the body parts in different ways and moving a basic set up of the ninja around. I also learned how to use the blend tool in objects to create duplicates of one shape and and keep all of the shapes grouped together in the nunchucks. On this as well I learned how to change the shape of an object by changing the spine of the object.